Couple hit by falling cow

Yeah, you read that title right. Here’s the story. And for the record, I thought it was a headline from The Onion.

Charles and Linda Everson were driving back to their hotel when their minivan was struck by a falling object — a 600-pound cow. The Eversons were unhurt but the cow, which had fallen off a cliff, had to be euthanized.

The year-old cow fell about 200 feet from the cliff and landed on the hood of the couple’s minivan, causing heavy damage.

A Chelan County fire chief, Arnold Baker, said the couple missed being killed by a matter of inches in the accident Sunday on a highway near Manson.

The Eversons, visiting the area from their home in Westland, Mich., to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, were checked at Lake Chelan Community Hospital as a precaution.

Everson, 49, said he didn’t see the cow falling and didn’t know what happened until afterward.He said he kept repeating: “I don’t believe this. I don’t believe this.” 

That would freak me out.

By the way, this is also a real road sign:

Falling Cow roadsign

I’m working very hard not to make a lot of terrorist cow jokes right now.

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